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“Fun Experience!” 4 of 5 stars
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Iris Hotel
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Sarphatikade 17, 1017 WV Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Stadsdeel Zuid)   |  
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Ranked #188 of 356 Hotels in Amsterdam
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4 reviews
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“Fun Experience!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

My sister, 2 young nieces (age 1 & 3), and I stayed at the Hotel Iris for a night and it was a fun experience! The room was very clean and the staff are extremely friendly. They even let us put the stroller in storage so we didn't have to bring it up the stairs to our room on the top floor. The stairs are a little steep and skinny but the experience is worth it, super cute hotel and great location!

Room Tip: Make sure you pack light, the stairs are steep and can be tough to bring suitcases up.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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marcelscheepstra, Eigenaar at Iris Hotel, responded to this review, November 3, 2014
Thank you for your review. We take all feedback serious.

Please book next time directly by our website for the direct discount.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We have never used tripadvisor as we believe you need to see for yourself... Hotel Iris yes has steep stairs and yes has small bathrooms but isn't that part of the Dutch experience? We are all here to embrace their culture and lifestyle TRUE???
The breakfast is continental, fresh and vast. Coffee, tea, juices, cereals, waffles and muffins not forgetting local ham and cheeses with freshly cooked breads.
The rooms are clean, well serviced and have comfortable beds. The water pressure is strong and plentiful.
And last but not least the lovely staff, you seriously can not fault them. They always have a friendly smile and nothing is too much trouble.
We loved staying there and look forward to our return.
Love from the Girls in room 7 :) xxxxx

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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marcelscheepstra, Manager at Iris Hotel, responded to this review, August 19, 2014
thank u ver much for this great review

advise book directly at our website and get discount
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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

My boyfriend and I booked to stay for 3 nights paying nearly 300€ for a room, as it was our first holiday, online as the photos of the hotel looked very clean, spacious and comfortable. When we arrived there, we learnt truly how pictures can be deceiving as we were given a room that was the same width as the height of an average man with 2 single bed squeezed into it. To get into the bathroom, you had to side shuffle and the blind for the room were very see through meaning whoever was in the back garden could see into our room whether or not they were closed. When we first complained, the receptionist claimed that she could do nothing about the room and that she would simply put a sheet over the two single bed to make it a double, which was impossible as they were 2 different heights and very uncomfortable. After a 2nd complaint on our very first day we were moved to hotel max over the road and were told by the same receptionist because of their mistake we owed them an extra 10€. The second room, despite being on the top floor, was much nicer in size, however the key failed to work 3 times meaning we were locked out and had to keep running back and forth to Iris to complain. Also my boyfriend was badly bitten by bed bugs in the new room, which did get the 10€ fee waived but wasn't taken seriously by the same receptionist.
The staff were unbelievably rude towards us and left us feeling very angry and stressed during the holiday. I wouldn't recommend this hotel to my worst enemy, absolutely appalling service, rooms, hygiene and staff.

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Hotel Iris R, Manager at Iris Hotel, responded to this review, May 23, 2014
Hotel Iris Staff and Management would like to contribute the following information:

1. Hotel photos are in fact of our hotel. It is not possible to publicize pictures of every single room, so guests may stay in an accommodation that has not been featured on our website or through one of our online partners.

2. Accurate dimensions of guest rooms are provided on all online publications and available to potential guests prior to making a reservation. This is specifically done to avoid misunderstandings and false expectations.

3. All of our accommodations are equipped with both black-out drapes and sheer curtains. It is also not certain as to why the guest feels that their room could be looked into as the garden is on the ground floor and the guest's room was on the first. It The hotel was not informed of this dissatisfaction from the beginning of the stay until check-out.

4. The guests were upgraded to a larger room and no 10 euro fee was charged.

5. Room key cards become demagnetized when in close proximity of mobile phones or credit cards. The guests were informed of this after the first incident. They were also informed that in the event that they needed further assistance, the doorbell could be used to call Hotel Iris and avoid having to walk back.

6. When the guests claimed to be bitten by bed bugs, they were immediately offered a room move to which they declined! After several unsuccessful attempts to convince them of the severity of this claim, the guest requested to stay in the same room for the last night. With all due respect to the wishes of each individual, we found it unusual that someone would want return to a room with bed bugs.

7. Regardless of the fact that Hotel Iris is truly selective during the hiring process and prides itself on providing genuinely good service, these guests were not poorly treated. It is understandable that expectations may not have been met and that there are aspects of the hotel that can be improved. Suggesting that our team was rude due to this fact is simply untrue.

With this information we hope to have provided our past, present and future guests with a better understanding of the situation.

We encourage anyone interested in our hotel to please see all of our publications and/or to contact us directly for more information.

With kind regards from Amsterdam,

Hotel Iris Management
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We extended our stay and change to hotel Iris. Because the max was fully booked.
Very nice hotel. Good service.
Amsterdam was a great experience for us. Thanks to great service we had from Hotel Max and Hotel Iris

Room Tip: there is no swinmmingpool but tripadvisor doesnt allow me to clear it up TIP bike rental@hotel
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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marcelscheepstra, Manager at Iris Hotel, responded to this review, February 21, 2014
We want to thank you for the review
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Lisbon, Portugal
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

I would definitely go back to Hotel Iris, since it's cost benefit relation is very good. The staff was always helpful and the Hotel's localization is also a strength. We didn't had a big problem with the stairs because our room was on the ground floor. Although the room was small, it was still comfortable.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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marcelscheepstra, Eigenaar at Iris Hotel, responded to this review, February 11, 2014
Thanks for the great review
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Karlstad, Sweden
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Lousy breakfast. No coffe. Has toilets without a basin to wash hands. Yek! Wet paint in hallway.
No proper luggage storage. No elevator, very steep stairs. Extra charge at check-out on top of price agreed in reservation. And not even cheap.
Go somewere else!

Stayed April 2013, traveled with family

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marcelscheepstra, Eigenaar at Iris Hotel, responded to this review, February 6, 2014
Frist of all we had discount prices because of the construction. The sink is in THE room to wash hands. We never mentitioned anything Aboutaleb elevator. This is an historical building okt of 18 century.
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Additional Information about Iris Hotel

Address: Sarphatikade 17, 1017 WV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Stadsdeel Zuid
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #188 of 356 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Iris Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Iris is set in a typical Amsterdam building, just a 15-minute walk from Amsterdam's bustling De Pijp district. Its rooms come with free Wi-Fi. Bike rentals and luggage storage is available and breakfast is served daily. Oosteinde tram stop is a 3-minute walk away, and links to the Rijksmuseum and lively Leidse Square. Dam Square and Amsterdam Central Station are a short ride on tram 16, which stops at the Stadshouderskade, 5 minutes’ walk away. The simply furnished rooms at Hotel Iris come with a private bathroom and a flat-screen TV. ... more   less 
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